Rosewood Guangzhou Brings New Levels of Luxury to South China

Designed as a ‘mansion in the sky’, the new Rosewood Guangzhou is the tallest five-star hotel in the world and sets the luxury benchmark in the Greater Bay Area.

Offering a differentiated, stylish hotel experience in mainland China, Rosewood Guangzhou has opened in the heart of Guangzhou’s cosmopolitan Tianhe District. Located on the top 39 floors of the 108-story CTF Finance Centre, the 7th tallest building in the world, the Rosewood Guangzhou fuses bold architecture, elegant design, natural scenery and boundary-pushing artwork for an elevated experience in the southern Chinese metropolis.

With close proximity to the Guangdong Museum, Zaha Hadid-designed Guangzhou Opera House and K11 Art Mall – a centre of art, fashion, culture and retail that’s located just downstairs – the property is China’s first 5G-enabled hotel, as well as home to the country’s highest bar and restaurant, event space and executive lounge – all of which deliver spellbinding views spanning the Pearl River, downtown Guangzhou and the nearby Baiyun mountains.

A New Design & Art Destination

Designed by Toronto-based firm Yabu Pushelberg as an urban oasis in the sky, the new hotel features 251 well-appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites. Rooms start from 55 square meters in size. Each room has been designed to feel like a private residence, featuring comfortable and calming interiors with an earthy palette and pops of soft rose.

While leather-wrapped headboards create a lavish sleeping area, unique artwork by contemporary Chinese artists adds a touch of intrigue and culture in guestrooms. Enhancing the residential feel, each neutral-toned room features distinct spaces for living, working and resting set apart by stylish bronze-framed screens. Design details – including custom brass knobs, royal blue lacquer accents, leather-wrapped headboards and travertine-clad bathrooms – communicate understated elegance while accessories like a specially designed tea set and calligraphy brush nod to the city’s ancient history. The majority of accommodations overlook the majestic Pearl River and all enjoy unsurpassed views of the evolving Tianhe district and greater metropolitan area.

Rosewood Guangzhou

Spectacular Suites

The hotel’s suites and duplexes are completely in tune with modern urban lifestyles, providing loft-like interiors and flexible open spaces that are suitable for families, entertaining or romantic getaways. Within each suite and duplex, guests can look forward to custom furnishings, distinct living areas, walk-in closets and immense bathrooms with free-standing tubs and dual vanities.

One of the hotel’s signature suites, the Rosewood Terrace Suite is the only suite in the city with its own private terrace. Meanwhile, the grand Xi Guan House stretches across two floors where guests can enjoy a differentiated and stylish take on modern loft-style living with an open kitchen, serene bedroom, private Jacuzzi, and extensive living and dining spaces for entertaining.

The Canton House, akin to a Presidential Suite, is a stunning duplex with a generously sized bedroom, two bathrooms, an open kitchen, Jacuzzi and inviting foyer where contemporary style meets traditional Chinese elements. Suite guests enjoy exclusive services throughout the stay, including access to the Manor Club executive lounge and personal butler service.

In addition to the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, the property will also introduce Rosewood Residences Guangzhou, which features 355 serviced apartments spanning from studios (76), one and two-bedroom apartments (160 and 96, respectively) to ultra-luxurious duplexes (23) specifically designed for longer-term stays. Conceived by Perception, a Hong Kong-based design firm, each unit elevates the concept of urban living with expansive living space, tasteful furnishings and a genuine and thoughtful approach to service for all residents.

Rosewood Guangzhou

An Elevated Executive Lounge Experience

A breathtaking retreat on the top floor of the hotel, Rosewood’s signature Manor Club concept soars to new heights in Guangzhou and offers exceptional service with stunning panoramic views from wrap-around terraces. The exclusive haven on the 108th floor is reserved for Club Room and Suite guests who are invited to enjoy a la carte dining and bespoke cocktails throughout the day, 24-hour Rosewood butler service and courtesy car services in an electric SUV NIO.

With its mix of adaptable open spaces and more private corners, Manor Club provides the perfect setting to relax, enjoy an aperitif, unwind after a day of exploring or entertain business partners. The exclusive experience is bookended by intimate check-in and check-out experiences for added convenience and privacy.

Inspired al Fresco Dining

Adding modernity, innovation and variety to the city’s renowned dining scene, Rosewood Guangzhou is home to seven distinct dining concepts, each boasting its own terrace, taking al fresco dining to next heights.  Each venue expresses its own unique character through its menu and design, while a commitment to creativity and a respect for ingredients provides continuity across the establishments. Helmed by Director of Culinary Richard Hilton, the property’s food and beverage program reflects a dedication to the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Partners in Provenance program, which champions local producers, seasonality, traceability and sustainable provenance.

Lingnan House, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant on the fifth-floor features traditional authentic Cantonese cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients. Executive Sous Chef Bill Feng has built a robust and exclusive network of nearby farmers to supply ingredients produced by organic and sustainable methods. As a result, the menu features such indigenous items as pork and wild boar from Zhuhao Farm in Maoming and milk from Yanhai Dairy Farm within a unique menu of Canton regional classics and Shunde cuisine. Signature dishes such as Cantonese barbecue and dim sum, which are prepared in show kitchens, can be complemented with a selection of premium organic teas, Chinese-inspired cocktails, premium international and Chinese rice wines.

Designed by Tokyo-based Super Potato, the restaurant effectively transports guests into a handsome Chinese mansion ­– complete with lantern-inspired lighting fixtures, contemporary ceiling fans and dark wood-panelled walls. A series of distinct spaces traverses a glamorous main dining room, elevated bar seating, and nine private dining rooms – three of which are free-standing outdoor garden villas. When dining in these exclusive spaces, guests also enjoy butler service and unparalleled privacy for business meetings or special occasions.

Rosewood Guangzhou

Lingnan House

Perfect for After Hours

Connected to Lingnan House via an elegant staircase, Brick Lane on the sixth floor provides a convivial, casual setting with a mix of seating areas across the tavern-like space. There’s a relaxed craft beer bar with 10 taps, dedicated wine and cocktail bar and approachable pub food such as hibachi-grilled skewered meats and vegetables. Guests can choose the space they like best – be it the large outdoor terrace, counter seating, or by the pool table.

Another culinary highlight is Brick Iron, which is located on the 107th floor making it the highest restaurant and bar in mainland China. Gastronomes will delight in the exquisite Japanese cuisine prepared at six intimate show kitchens. The gastronomic journey includes everything from sushi to sashimi, teppanyaki, sukiyaki, shabu-shabu and an extensive seafood menu. The design is as notable as the cuisine: Accentuated by floor-to-ceiling Victorian murals, amber-colored furniture and hammered metal partitions, the see-and-be-seen space is home to a fully equipped wine cellar, an outdoor terrace, a cigar humidor area, and an adjacent Sky Bar where talented mixologists conjure innovative cocktails and serve a carefully curated list of rare wines, whiskies and sake.

All Day Elegance

On the 95th floor, Patina Living Room and Patina European Brassiere & Terrace reinvent the notion of all-day dining. Hugged by panoramic windows and wrap-around terraces, the Living Room mixes traditional Chinese accents, brass and copper details, sandblasted wood-panelled walls and custom silkscreens and contemporary geometric art installations for a creatively refreshing atmosphere. The modern menu evolves throughout the day, beginning with irresistible pastries and coffee in the morning, followed by a creative east-meets-west tea set in the afternoon. The energy picks up in the evening when the Living Room transforms into a sophisticated spot for pre- and post-dinner drinks. No matter what time of day they visit, guests can expect a curated selection of speciality Chinese teas, premium coffee, Champagnes and wines.

Offering a wholly relaxed and informal dining experience, the brasserie and its adjoining terrace offer a homey atmosphere that is accentuated by an open-plan kitchen and spacious dining area. Truly providing something for everyone, the menu traverses continental Europe with an emphasis on seafood.

Rosewood Guangzhou

Patina Living Room

On street level, Sesame comes to life with wood floors, high ceilings, olive-green tiled walls and white marble counters where a spread of fresh pastries and snacks entices diners. The space serves many functions, offering a convenient grab-and-go eatery and patisserie as well as deli with chalkboard menus that display the daily specials. With its warm personality and fresh food, Sesame is poised to become a favourite café for local residents, too.

A New Events Destination

Rosewood Guangzhou delivers versatility, variety, integrated technology and exclusivity across its 3,250 square meters of inspiring meeting and event space. Catering to all sizes and styles of events – from elegant corporate events to the most intimate of meetings – the state-of-the-art facilities include three galleries, two VIP rooms, five meeting rooms, a 958-square-meter Grand Ballroom, and the stunning Sky Mansion on the 108th floor.

As the highest and most innovative event space in China, Sky Mansion is truly one-of-a-kind. Akin to a free-flowing loft, the highly versatile address provides unmatched flexibility, hardware and services to ensure guests have everything they need for a remarkable event: there’s a VIP suite, private bar, open kitchen and outdoor rooftop terrace with panoramic views. Private elevator access from the 108th floor provides exclusivity, while interactive dining experiences and bespoke menus ensure every event is one to remember.

The Grand Ballroom impresses guests with a 7.9-meter-high ceiling, walls covered in gold leaf and a balcony that frames the stunning Guangzhou Library. Even from inside, expansive windows create the illusion that guests are dining and dancing in the clouds.

A haven of luxury, The Pavilion is a comprehensive, residential-style function space that reflects Rosewood Guangzhou’s refined urban atmosphere. Accommodating up to 420 guests, the 739-square-meter space includes handsome dining rooms, lounges, a bar and interactive show kitchens.

Ensuring every event is a vision of perfection, Rosewood Guangzhou’s dedicated Event Studio provides a treasure trove of inspiration, from bespoke table decor to gourmet menus, beautiful accessories and vibrant floral displays. Rosewood Guangzhou also offers a team of personalized wedding consultants and coordinators, led by a director of romance, who are on hand to look after every last detail.

Rosewood Guangzhou

Fitness Meets Wellness

At 2,628 square meters, Sense, A Rosewood Spa is the largest destination for fitness and well-being among hotels in southern China. Set across the 93rd and 94th floors, the sleek and contemporary wellness centre is a sanctuary including a spa, relaxation lounge, yoga studio, fitness centre and 25-meter-long indoor pool.

In addition to the latest Artis range of Technogym equipment, the fitness centre also offers several fitness programs and services to help guests reach their personal goals.

While the fitness centre recharges the body, Rosewood Guangzhou’s soothing spa unwinds the mind through an environment of soft organic shapes, touch-me textures and tranquil soundscapes. Within this urban oasis, skilled therapists take guests on bespoke journeys that showcase the latest skincare innovations. An essential for a world-class spa, the heat and water facilities feature temperature therapy pools, steam rooms and salt rooms that can be enjoyed at leisure before and after treatments.

As part of its health and fitness program, Rosewood Guangzhou offers Wellness Club memberships to long-stay guests and local residents. The membership includes access to the spa and fitness centre as well as an exclusive club lounge where members will find a spacious living room area, pantry, healthy meals and a juice bar.

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